Introduction to Lake Providence, Louisiana
Lake Providence History
Lake Providence is the parish seat of East Carroll Parish, which was organized in 1877. The African Americans were not allowed to vote in Lake Providence until 1962. It was under a provision stated in the Civil Rights Act of 1960, the District Judge Edwin Ford Hunter, Jr registered around 24 African Americans to vote.
Lake Providence and nearby Attractions
- Lake Providence Historic District
- Cairo Museum
- Louisiana State Cotton Museum
- Lake Providence Residential Street Historic District
Things To Do In Lake Providence
Louisiana State Cotton Museum and Cairo Museum attract a number of history and museum lovers. There are parks that come with various recreational facilities. One can also visit the Lake Providence Historic District as well as the Lake Providence Residential Street Historic District. The tourists can also enjoy a walk by the Mississippi river.
Lake Providence Transportation
The nearest airport is the Mid Delta Regional Airport.
Lake Providence Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at Delta State University, Mississippi College, Hinds Community College, and University of Louisiana at Monroe.